(Closed) Money Dance…Practical or tacky?

posted 8 years ago in Money
  • poll: Money Dance:
    Practical : (32 votes)
    28 %
    Tacky : (82 votes)
    72 %
  • Post # 3
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Im doing it. But because im mexican and its a tradition:)

    Post # 4
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    509 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    No, I wouldn’t. It feels like a cash grab, especially when we’ve been insisting we don’t want gifts.

    Post # 5
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Depends on where you live and how your social circle views it. I would say 90% of the weddings I have been to in the tri state area (PA, WV, and OH) have had a dollar dance. No one stormed out of the wedding offended. 
    It’s a cultural/regional thing. Anyone who calls another cultures custom tacky is just ignorant. 

    Post # 6
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    6830 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I really hate when someone uses the word Tacky.  Just because you don’t like something doesn’t make it tacky. As for the dollar dance it is regional to cultural.  I live in the midwest and we are doing one and I do not find it as people say “Tacky”

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee

    It really just depends on where you live/your culture. Where I’m from, no one does it so it would look extremely tacky if I did one. Has anyone you know done one? If you know people who have, you’re probably fine. If you can’t think of anyone… well, that speaks for itself.

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Fiance is Mexican so we’re doing it as well!

    ETA: It’s not tacky if it’s tradition!!!  I KNOW FI’s family would be offended if we didn’t do it!!!  They want to help out the newly married couple!

    Post # 8
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Hi ,I’m mexican  the money dance is tradition but not obligatory VIVA MONEY DANCE!

    Post # 9
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I don’t see it as tacky or practical, I see it as a chance for everyone to have some one on one time with the bride or groom, that they might not have a chance if it wasn’t for this dance. The cash is just an added bonus to me, not the main reason for it.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    Depends on culture, where you live, what your friends are used to. I have never heard of a money dance until a month ago on WB. Actually my roommate from Nigeria told me about it a few years ago…. but I didn’t know it was common in the US. Anyway, if I did that at my wedding, my friends would be like wtf, and they wouldn’t even know what to do. So we’re not having it. But if you’re used to it, and your friends would know what the deal was, then I say do it. Don’t do it just because you want money though.

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I can see how it is cultural but most of the weddings I have been to haven’t had one so I am not going to either. If people want to give us money they can just give it to us in an envelope as a gift.

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    It’s also a Polish tradition so we will be doing it as well. Fiance is half Polish, and I have a little Polish from both my parents.  Every wedding I’ve been to has had the money dance, so I don’t see it as tacky.  But then, all the weddings I’ve been to if you paid a dollar for the dance you also got a shot of alcohol.  So really it was like you were paying for the shot.  But i think at our wedding we are going to do jello shots for the adults, and nonalcoholic jello shots for the kids who want to participate.

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    My fiance is Filippino and his mother swears its necessary cause it’s tradition.

    Otherwise I wouldn’t want to because i don’t like being “prostituted” for money, lol.

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

     

    @Lilubird: Haha!  That reminds me of this picture where her grandfather stuffed $50.00 down the front of her dress.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I had one at my first wedding – it was a pretty big tradition in both of our italian northeastern families, and we were in Miami at the time, and many of our latin background friends were used to it as well.

    It was pretty freakin’ hilarious!

    We’re definitely not doing one at this wedding, just out of my preference.  But if it’s common in your area/family go for it!  Make sure to tell your photographer you’re planning on it, too.  It presents an opportunity for some crazy pictures!

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